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The school year is underway. New haircuts and freshly pressed clothes fill the halls. It must be time again for picture day!
Closed eyes, forced smile, squinty face — these are all familiar photography faux pas. Your child’s “say cheese” can be accident-free with a little coaching and a pinch of prep:
Picture day ensembles should be comfy, simple, and of course something they love. Light colors favor darker complexions while dark colors favor lighter complexions. Try to keep patterns to a minimum. And pack an extra outfit in case of a (clothing) emergency.
Picture day times can be unpredictable. Time slots may fall after lunchtime — pack a meal that’s tooth-healthy and mess-free.
It’s difficult to smile on command, especially for kids. Take some practice snapshots at home. Don’t force stiff, unnatural poses. Give kids posture freedom and their smile will be picture-perfect.
Did the Tooth Fairy visit your house over the summer? Whether it’s a toothless grin or a mouth full of metal, encourage children to embrace their smile style. After all, it’s what makes them unique!
Now that your family is picture day-prepared, get ready to pick those perfect proofs. It’s time for school snapshots to shine!
What is your most memorable picture day moment? Entertain us below!